One hundred percent yes! Salem, Massachusetts, home to the infamous witch trials of the 17th century, is a spooky place to visit any time of year. But Halloween is when Salem truly comes to life! Every year, Salem hosts “Haunted Happenings,” a series of events that showcase the town’s supernatural side; best experienced on a Salem walking tour. Local shops show off their scariest wares. There’s street fairs and open-air markets all month long. You’ll find events that continue well after sunset, including ghost tours by candlelight. But there’s plenty for kids to do too, from costume contests to trick-or-treating to the annual Howl-o-ween pet parade!
When you see the trees, it feels like the whole state is getting into the spirit of the season too! Nobody does autumn like New England… especially when it comes to foliage. As you make your way through town, fiery red maples and bright yellow beech trees litter the sidewalk with festive natural confetti. There’s a chill in the October air, which makes a great excuse to bundle up and stop by a local cafe for a warm drink!
Can you walk around Salem?
Salem is a small town that’s perfect for pedestrians. The streets are still laid out like they were in the 1600s, so they are designed for travel by horse or on foot. That means you can reach any destination you want to visit just by walking! How do you make sure you don’t miss out on any sights along the way? A self-guided Salem walking tour is a great way to discover everything that Salem has to offer.
How long does a Salem tour take?
Depends on how much exploring you want to do! Action Tour Guide’s audio tour takes less than two hours to listen to. A Salem walking tour makes a great quick day trip. But you might want to plan for a longer stay… there’s so many fascinating historic homes and museums to visit! Take your time exploring the Howard Street Cemetery, the House of the Seven Gables, or the 1692 Salem Witch Museum. Whether you’re in town for an afternoon or a whole weekend, there’s plenty to see and do in Salem this fall.
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